Sunday, November 29, 2009

Brandon's Nominations round2

1. The Ministry of Fear - Graham Greene I haven't read this, but Graham Greene is one of the best writers of last century, and this is supposed to be a really great spy-conspiracy-thriller kind of thing set in post-war england.
2. Tortilla Flat - John Steinbeck Always eager to try out some Steinbeck that I haven't read yet.
3. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell - Susanna Clarke One of my favorite books from the last few years. This is kind of if Jane Austen had written a fantasy book.
4. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky What can I say, I'm hooked on this guy. Plus, it'll be summer by the time we read any of these, right?
5. Lake Wobegon Days - Garrison Keillor Keillor's history of the town of Lake Wobegon. MN. Really funny stuff.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Extra copy of "Left Hand of Darkness"

I snagged two copies of our next book from the BYU library (one is still on the shelf as well). Let me know if you want to borrow it.

FYI - It was settled that we'd next meet on Thursday, Dec. 17.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009



I suppose there are 2 different days floating around for the Karamazov discussion. The 17th or the 24th. Any preference? Either way, the meeting will be at my home-761 E 200 S @ about 7:00 p.m. I will serve Borshd and black bread for your enjoyment. Let me know.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My next nominations (I couldn't wait)

I'm not trying to butt in line, I just couldn't help myself from putting together my second list of MMBC nominations. I think after Karamazov, we've still got Brandon's first book choice before we even begin Round 2.

Here goes anyway. The theme is hobbies, which lends itself easily to a club meeting activity or outing:
The Colossal Book of Short Puzzles and Problems

Learn Chess

The Far Side Galleries

Rockhounding Utah

Birds of Utah Field Guide

The Manly Calendar